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used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Edward)

5 uses
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a slight wind (usually refreshing);
or: (Greek mythology) the Greek god of the west wind
  • As when two stormy winds ruffle the sea, Boreas and Zephyr, from the hills of Thrace With sudden gust descending; the dark waves Rear high their angry crests, and toss on shore Masses of tangled weed; such stormy grief The breast of ev'ry Grecian warrior rent.
    2.9 — Volume 2 Book 9 (1% in)
  • ...and Agamemnon went his way Rejoicing; through the crowd he pass'd, and came Where stood th' Ajaces; them, in act to arm, Amid a cloud of infantry he found; And as a goat-herd from his watch-tow'r crag Beholds a cloud advancing o'er the sea, By Zephyr's breath impell'd; as from afar He gazes, black as pitch, it sweeps along O'er the dark ocean's face, and with it brings A hurricane of rain; he, shudd'ring, sees, And drives his flock beneath the shelt'ring cave: So thick and dark, about...
    1.4 — Volume 1 Book 4 (49% in)
  • The flying steeds he harness'd to the car, Xanthus and Balius, fleeter than the winds; Whom, grazing in the marsh by ocean's stream, Podarge, swift of foot, to Zephyr bore: And by their side the matchless Pedasus, Whom from the capture of Eetion's town Achilles bore away; a mortal horse, But with immortal coursers meet to vie.
    2.16 — Volume 2 Book 16 (17% in)
  • Our speed of foot may vie with Zephyr's breeze, Deem'd swiftest of the winds; but thou art doom'd To die, by force combin'd of God and man."
    2.19 — Volume 2 Book 19 (95% in)
  • ...Juno cried aloud, And Vulcan thus, her son, in haste address'd: "Up, Vulcan; up, my son; for we had deem'd That eddying Xanthus stood to thee oppos'd: Haste thee to aid; thy fiery strength display; While from the sea I call the stormy blast Of Zephyr and brisk Notus, who shall drive The raging flames ahead, and burn alike The Trojans and their arms: do thou the while Burn down the trees on Xanthus' banks; himself Assail with fire, nor by his honey'd words Nor by his menaces be turn'd...
    2.21 — Volume 2 Book 21 (52% in)

There are no more uses of "zephyr" in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Edward).

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